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Barzillai Frost travel journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3276

Scope and Contents

Journal kept by Barzillai Frost during his travels in the West in 1843. Includes an account of his visit to Nauvoo, Ill., and his meeting with Joseph Smith and other prominent Mormons. A photocopy and transcript of the diary are also included in the collection, as well as articles and biographical information on Frost.


  • 1843


Conditions Governing Access

Original diary Condition restricted; permission to use item must be obtained from the Curator of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Barzillai Frost travel journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Barzillai Frost (1804-1858) was a Unitarian minister in Concord, Massachusetts.


2 folders (0.10 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Item was maintained by the Frost family until its purchase in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; George Brackett; 2006.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy of original available in Folder 1. Transcription available in Folder 2.

Register of Barzillai Frost travel journal
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States